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Welcome to Artistmomblog!

This totally isn’t another one of your “average mom blogs,” “I’m not like a regular mom, I’m a cool  mom.” Yes I definitely just referenced Mean Girls.

Anyyyyways…

I’m here to talk about and assist in topics related to everything from art and crafting to “mom-ing” and everything in between. The possibilities are endless.  Every post will be different.

**Disclaimer: from time to time I may discuss some difficult topics that may cause some of you anxiety. Please read and participate at your own risk. I want you to feel comfortable but also want to discuss topics that tend to remain unspoken.

Feel free to contact me or navigate around and explore all the possibilities!

You can contact me via the options under the Contact page or you will find a contact form at the bottom of my website you can use to contact me as well!

About

Hi there! I would try to keep this short and sweet, but I’m way too detail-oriented for all that.

Here’s your generic, not-so original “about me” and then I’ll get into the detailed stuff…

I’m born and raised a small town girl from upstate New York, and have basically never ventured out of there. I’m an artist and have made some connections where I’m from. I “own” a small business where I paint and sell my artwork, mostly coffee mugs, wine glasses, etc. Feel free to head over to my Facebook page here to check out some of my products (I do many mediums of art, including vinyls with my handy-dandy Cricut).

I am a mother (obviously, hence the “artistmomblog”) to a sweet, beautiful baby girl. She came out of a not-so wonderful domestic violence situation. She was the best thing to come out of it. I won’t go into detail about that because well, who really wants to hear all the miserable stuff about someone else’s life? Maybe in future blog posts I will go into detail, howeverrrr, I will put it out there that if you are a victim of DV or you have questions regarding my background in it, PLEASE feel free to contact me. I will tell you if you are a victim of DV and stuck in your situation: THERE IS HELP.

So anyways, it’s just me and my little babe plus our sweet dog. Just the three of us girls and I couldn’t be happier with my life (besides the fact that I work a not-so hot part time job).  It’s not easy, but I think there are tons of single mothers and fathers out there who can relate and that’s why I started this blog. I want to reach out to as many people as I can and help people understand they aren’t alone.

So besides being a momma, and an artist, I’m a daughter to awesome parents (and step parents!), and an Aunt to 10 crazy kiddos while also being fluent in American Sign Language (one of my niece’s is Deaf and AWESOME!) I’m a coffee fanatic and a friend of mine is a local coffee shop owner in the area I live. She roasts her own 100% organic arabica coffee beans and adds these fantastiiiiic flavor notes. So I get to drink the BEST coffee everrrr. You can find her Facebook page here.

Come back to this page periodically as I’m sure that I will add and edit information about myself and how life changes!

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If you’re struggling with milk supply or just having a hard time getting ahead of your supply for storage, here are some tips and tricks that may work for you. Fluids Staying hydrated is literally the most important thing when it comes to creating a sufficient breastmilk supply. Water is the best thing, but if …

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding isn’t always for every mother. It takes work, and it takes dedication and sometimes (like me) there are sacrifices you have to make in order to be successful with breastfeeding. For example, I LOVE dairy products. LOVE LOVE LOVE milk, cheese, yogurt, etc. Well a few weeks into my breastfeeding journey I realized my …

Parenting

Whether you’re a first time single mom, dad, or couple (or even long time parents), you’re here to learn or expand your knowledge for your child(ren). As a single mother, it is not impossible to manage parenting on your own. You are strong enough to do it! Maybe you just need the resources, support or …

Contact

I have a few options for methods of contact, any of them will work just fine.

My email for this blog: Artistmomblog17@gmail.com

My email for my art business “Heart to Home Creations:” Hearttohomecreations@gmail.com
(use this if you’re interested in purchasing an item from me or if you have any inquiries regarding my business).

My facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/crystalcanvases

 

I look forward to hearing from you!

Xo